Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Eight of the best books set over 24-hours

Alex Clark writes for the Guardian and the Observer. One of her best books set over twenty-hours:
For those who feel that a day is simply too long a time-span for a piece of fiction, there is always Nicholson Baker’s novella The Mezzanine, set during a mere lunch-hour and garlanded with footnotes upon footnotes. It’s a dazzling feat of both compression and expansion that – despite its workaday office setting and diminutive canvas – is on more than nodding terms with the modernist adventures of Woolf and Joyce.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue